2018 Flu Response

The City of Southlake needs your help fighting the flu! Flu season in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is approximately October through mid-May and peaks in February. The 2018 flu season has seen above average (baseline) cases of the flu in our area. The City of Southlake Office of Emergency Management is actively working with the school district, area hospitals, neighboring jurisdictions, as well as county and state agencies to remain aware of the latest flu trends and information.

Fight The Flu

2018 Flu Response

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the flu shot is the best protection which takes around two weeks to reach optimal impact on the immune system. It is still not too late to get the flu shot, which may prevent the flu or lessen the severity of flu symptoms, should one become ill with the flu.

More Ideas

  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth since germs often spread when a person touches a contaminated object.
  • If sick, keep your distance from others. Stay at home from work, school and, errands.

Flu Symptoms

  • Mild fever (99-102)
  • A cough, sore throat, runny nose
  • Muscle aches, headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea (more common in children)

Flu Information on Social Media
Southlake DPS Twitter - https://twitter.com/SouthlakeDPS
Center for Disease Control Twitter - https://twitter.com/CDCFlu
Texas Health and Human Services - https://twitter.com/TexasHHSC